Bicycle Beauty Contest

What could be more groovy than a bicycle beauty pageant to benefit CicLAvia?? Saturday September 18th 2010:

It goes down on September 18th at  8pm at 3191 Casitas Avenue in Atwater Village! Decorate your bike!

One note on directions: while it kinda looks like Casitas Avenue and Fletcher Drive intersect, they don’t! Fletcher goes under Casitas, which runs right along the railroad tracks. From Fletcher, turn on La Clede Avenue, then continue along Fletcher’s frontage road one block and you’re at Casitas. You can’t miss it! Look for signs!

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Bike Lanes Planned for Fletcher Drive, Meeting Tonight

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Thoughts on the Guerrilla Sharrows in Northeast L.A.

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D.I.Y. Sharrows on . Photo: Ubrayj02/Flickr Yesterday, I finally had the time to take my wounded Flying Pigeon Bucket Bike back to its nest to get repaired and retrofitted for baby carrying.  As you might expect, Josef "ubrayj02" Bray-Ali was fantastic, the bike is great, and baby has already had his first fun, and safe, […]

Looking into Los Angeles’ 2010 Draft Bike Plan

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Another Wonderful Long Beach First: Protected Bike Lanes

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The city of Long Beach is Southern California’s undisputed leader in innovative infrastructure for safe and convenient bicycling.  They’re at it again this Saturday, April 23rd 2011, when they unveil the first genuine protected bike lanes west of New York City. Opening festivities are from 11am to 2pm at the The Promenade – one block east of Pine Avenue. […]

LA’s DIY Bike Culture Featured in Bicycling Magazine

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This is the cover of the one you want to buy. The Los Angeles bicycling scene has always demonstrated a "Do It Yourself" mentality from a thriving group ride scene exemplified by the Midnight Ridazz to the trio of bicycle co-ops sprinkled around Los Angeles. Now the collective DIYness of our bike scene is taking […]